Food Labels

General Information



Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Panel on Food Labels

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.


National Organic Program logo What Foods are "Organic"?

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.


What's on a Food Label? (PDF | 257 KB)

Kansas State University. Kansas State Cooperative Extension.

Learn about many food labels and codes. 2006.


Are All Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols the Same? (PDF | 314 KB)

Institute of Medicine.

Read about current labeling systems and their strengths and limitations.


Girls Health character Fool Around With Food Labels to Get "Best Bones Forever!"

DHHS. Office on Woman's Health.

For kids. Learn how to read calcium content of food labels.


Figure Out Food Labels

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.


Online Calculators, Games & Tutorials


Make Your Calories Count mascot Make Your Calories Count: Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.


Read the "Story of the Laws Behind the Labels"

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Read about the Food and Drugs Act of 1906, the 1938 Federal, Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and the 1962 Drug Amendments. 1981.